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from eastern ukraine being critical to de-escalate that. you andst met preferred, germany, we were covering a story for the european central bank. chancellor merkel speaks to present obama today. and they have a press conference. what will europe want to hear from chancellor merkel? will want what kiev to hear from chancellor merkel is that they are not going to hold back from further sanctions or any other action on russia after the latest exclamation -- escalation. of course for its part, russia is blaming ukraine, saying they sent a convoy in order to negotiate the release of the eight monitors who were captured by pro-russian separatists earlier. so i think what the ukraine wants to hear is that there is no stepping back, that they are ready to continue to back them on this. right heather, yesterday vladimir putin effectively told erchnof ofchurch an pull back. how are they reacting to that statement in kiev? are think people in kiev very much on amused by what putin has said after what happened here. it is pretty much business as usual, but they are obviously behind the govern
. >> there are four companies involved. sprint is 80% owned by softbank. t mobile is 67% owned by germany's deutsche telekom. that's why it is so confusing. >> is the government involved? >> absolutely, you have to get this passed the fcc and the department of justice. is the fourth-largest carrier in the u.s. only block the at&t deal with everyone thought would go through. >> $23 billion is the valuation? julian emmanuelle is with us from ubs. the fed has expressed confidence that we can grow going forward given the fact that we are continuing to taper. now we are seeing corporate executives express the same confidence in m&a. a month ago, we predicted it could grow by 17% this year. now, the numbers look like it's closer to 40%. >> will we see nominal gdp? you guys say the word confidence too much. that's what this is about. >> we were just talking about capex. m&a is just buying someone else's capital stock. you will get rewarded for that in the future. i bring it back to getting off the zero rate environment. i think zero rate of the most corrosive thing that anyone has ever seen and if you want
incentives -- >> policies like germany. why can't we be more like germany? dividedse we have a government in washington that is completely gridlocked on the subject of economic policy. so we get absolutely nothing out of washington leading the fed to carry the bomb. impetus on one particular level of policy and it's already so pushed to the extreme, potentially bad things are going to happen down the road. he will have unintended consequences. maybe another financial crisis you're notnt. helping the long-term unemployed. >> you worked for years at bear economics. now rdq do you still have the worry of future inflation? inflation could be a problem in the future? >> i do. right now, the liquidity the fed idle on banks balance sheet. we start to reconnect the banks willingness to lend with the amount of reserve they have available, the money supply could literally explode and the fed could do little about it. we saw that in the 1970's. we have sort of forgotten about the potential for that to happen. i think that risk is there. >> we're thrilled to have you here on fed day. even more thrill
siemens of germany. >> they stepped in. >> they want to create a deal that creates to european japanese instead of ge taking over. audience withe an the french president. is he going to wear dartmouth green tights? an audience? >> with a president whose approval rating is similar to that of our own president. i think it is bizarre. >> there is breaking news. will take on it more customers. this a top headline. they will divest almost 4 million customers. charter reap -- reports earnings later. >> no more headlines this morning. what else do we have? the yankees won. >> moving onto politics, war sanctions against russia over the crisis in ukraine. president obama says the u.s. and the eu will announce them later today. he spoke after arriving in manila as part of his asia trip. forwarde going to move with an expanded list of individuals and companies that will be affected by sanctions. they remain targeted. areas ofocus on some high tech defense exports to russia. we don't think they are appropriate to be exporting in this kind of climate. military has started exercises on the ukraine bo
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